Sarah Sanders Refuses to Answer Questions About Gary Cohn’s Comments on Trump
During today’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tangled with some reporters over White House economic advisor Gary Cohn’s tough criticism of President Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville. It was also reported that Cohn had his resignation letter drafted.
ABC News’ Jonathan Karl first asked her about the White House’s thoughts on Cohn’s remarks, pointing out that the advisor had said “that the administration can and must do better condemning hate groups.”
“The president is in regular contact — I won’t get into specific conversations they may have had,” Sanders stated before claiming that Trump was “very outspoken” about condemning bigotry and racism.
Karl attempted to follow up, asking Sanders who were “the very fine people on both sides” the president referred to in one of his Charlottesville responses. However, the press secretary said that she was very short on time and moved on to Fox News’ John Roberts.
The Fox News reporter attempted to press Sanders on whether the president was aware of the content of Cohn’s interview. However, Sanders responded that there was too much focus on a small part of the interview, Trump and Cohn have spoken many times and she didn’t think anyone was surprised by Cohn’s remarks.
And with that, she was done, moving on to another reporter.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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